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REVIEW: Goldfinger's Operation Grand Slam at Fort Knox is a Rousing Success Thanks to 007, Pussy Galore, and the Flying Circus

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 

Directed By: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata, and Bernard Lee

Of all the James Bond movies, there's one that stands out as the most iconic, as an all-time classic.  There's only one Goldfinger.  The unforgettable lyrics are sung so effortlessly by Shirley Bassey.  The cool gadgets and toys featured in the film consistently impress.  The delightful characters leave an indelible mark on the 007 franchise.  While I'm partial to Casino Royal...

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REVIEW: SPECTRE Lets the Siamese Fighting Fish Duke It Out in the Cold War Themed From Russia With Love

Posted by James Brown on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
From Russia With Love

Directed By: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, and Pedro Armendáriz

With last year marking the 50th anniversary for the Bond series as a whole, there's a lot of love for the world's favorite British spy.  If the win for billion dollar blockbuster Skyfall at the BAFTAs proves anything, it proves that 007 is still a hot commodity.  With this in mind, we're going to keep this Bond retro series going on STMR.  This month's film is...

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REVIEW: With a License to Kill, 007 Gets Down to Business with Dr. No on Crab Key Island

Posted by James Brown on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 

Dr. No

Directed By: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord, and John Kitzmiller

It's hard to believe that James Bond has been around for half a century.  In that time, we've seen a number of British badasses rock tuxedos and sip martinis that are shaken, not stirred.  We've seen the classic cars.  We've seen the gorgeous Bond girls.  We've seen the iconic villains.  In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bond, it's time to go back to basics and revisit t...

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REVIEW: Quantum of Solace is No Casino Royale

Posted by James Brown on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 

Quantum of Solace

Directed By: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, and Giancarlo Giannini

Casino Royale set a new high standard for the modern James Bond.  Because of this, the expectations for Quantum of Solace, the 22nd 007 flick, were through the roof.  Moviegoers expected lightning to strike twice in the same place.  Unfortunately, this was not meant to be.  With Martin Campbell no longer at the helm, Marc Fors...

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REVIEW: Casino Royale Gambles on a Brand New Badass 007 in Daniel Craig

Posted by James Brown on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : 0.00% Water 

Casino Royale

Directed By: Martin Campbell

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, and Jeffrey Wright

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the on-screen debut of beloved British spy James Bond.  If you didn't know that by now, I'd be genuinely surprised.  Current Bond Daniel Craig opened up the 2012 Olympics with Queen Elizabeth several months ago.  There's been a blitz of advertising themed around 007 this year.  Ultimately, all this exposure and fanfare will culmi...

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